From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-15 11:53:04
"David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> These were my ideas:
> - The names will be set in roman type
> - The library name will be capitalized
> - The period will only be used when the library name is not
> followed by the word "library":
> time). If you care how this comes out, please post your -1,0,+1 votes
I'm too stupid or tired to figure out the voting convention, so I will state my
opinion in English:
- The dot convention is useful, as long as it can be applied to all boost
libraries. Currently it works only with those with one-word names or which have
standard nicknames or abbreviations:
Boost.Type Traits // Looks funny, but Boost.TypeTraits would work
Boost.Greatest Common Divisor Least Common Multiple // ???
If the dotted versions of Boost library names will be appearing in books with
some frequency, all libraries with multi-word names must be given some official
abbreviation. E.g., Greatest Common Divisor Least Common Multiple could be
'Boost.GCD,' Boost.Gcd', 'Boost.GcdLcm' or something else.
- The word 'library' should be omitted when the dot is used.
- When not using the dot, 'library' should be capitalized. Otherwise, the name
of the library has the feeling of an adjective, which is very strange to my
ears: the *Boost Bind* library. Putting 'library' first sounds much better: The
library Boost Bind.
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